Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gaping Void's Macleod writing book

"ignore everybody" launches June 11th, 2009. I have always been a great fan of the cartoons and iconoclastic marketing thoughts so will await anxiously.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pirate Bay guilty verdict: Now what?

"...the site will almost certainly continue to operate and the legal battle will carry on for many months - or even years - to come...". The Register. A victory for litigation over innovation.

Cambridge researchers slam Facebook democracy

"...the revised document is effectively identical to the original version, with merely superficial changes...". Ouch! Computer Weekly.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut down blogger's site

I'll take it that Goldman have been spared by the crisis and have plenty of time in their hands. Article on the Telegraph. The blog in question is Goldmansachs666.com

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Google Street View does not breach privacy laws

"If consent were required by the law then the producers of, say, Match of the Day, would have to gain the consent of all people attending televised football matches who might be caught on camera". Enough said. Guardian.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Biting the hand that feed: Can we monetize social media?

David Rowan, editor of the new UK Wired edition takes a shot at Second Life (the national sport at the moment) and hits all other social networks/services in the same time. The best business minds have spent over a decade figuring out a profitable business model for online media or social networks and the best option so far is still selling to an even bigger online media or social network. With the crisis shrinking everyone to size and funding drying up, this brings us in a world where we accept that online networks can only be a "cost of doing business", where we continue chasing an elusive magical business model that will turn millions of users into millions of customers or where we start charging people for services they clearly value. My hunch is on the 3rd option.

Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink

Great April's fools fun from the Guardian.